Henlius Kicks Off Trial For Darzalex Biosimilar
Chinese Firm Begins Phase I Study For HLX15 Daratumumab Candidate
Shanghai Henlius Biotech has announced the start of Phase I trials for its HLX15 proposed daratumumab biosimilar rival to Darzalex. But the Chinese firm is not the only developer chasing the $8bn brand.
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